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Title
The door is always open
Additional title: 'Tis not about a palace, but a simple tale I know. [first line]
Additional title: The door is always open, her mother watches there. [first line of chorus]
Names
Graham, Charles, composer (Composer)
Graham, Charles, composer (Lyricist)
Keefer, Emil (Arranger)
Hess, Emma (Dedicatee)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York
Publisher: Frank Harding
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Runaway children
Waltzes
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: On cover: Arranged & sung by Emil Keefer. Cover includes photograph of Emil Keefer.
Content: On cover: Dedicated to Miss Emma Hess. The latest ballad.
Content: Summary: The narrator tells of a family living in the city; but Annie, the daughter doesn't live at home; her mother always leaves the door open just in case she returns. The narrator hoped to marry Annie, but she went her own way instead; her mother still waits for her.
Statement of responsibility: by Chas. Graham
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03d8bef0-c592-012f-2d5e-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The door is always open" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1776-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The door is always open" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 27, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1776-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897 - 1897). The door is always open Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1776-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The door is always open